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Gastrointestinal Abnormality

The gastrointestinal tract is made of many organs, so any structural or functional problem in any one organ can cause gastrointestinal abnormalities. Some of the common defects of the digestive tract are oesophageal fistula, hiatus hernia, short bowel syndrome, etc.

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I have been diagnosed with low vitamin B12 and iron levels.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I have been complaining of several GIT problems for the last two years, such as bloating, burping, epigastric discomfort, nausea, abdominal discomfort, and constipation most of the time, and I am always tired. In addition, I cannot memorize or remember things...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Most probably, it is a case of acidity and gastritis. 1. You should avoid a fatty, oily, and spicy diet. 2. Have a walk after having food instead of taking a rest. 3. Have multiple small meals instead of heavy me...  Read Full »

I have abdominal pain with bloating for five months. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had abdominal pain for five months. It is mainly under the right side ribs along the right flank. I also have some pain on the left. I feel gassy and bloated. The stomach makes some crazy noises. I was constipated for a few months, but now I have constant diarrhea. I am going to me...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your question, most likely it is not colon cancer. The problems are due to disturbed gastrointestinal flora. Our gut consists of its own environment of a microorganism called gut flora. They are responsible for proper digestion of food. Once this flora is depleted...  Read Full »

I feel like I have a bubble in my chest. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 32 year old male, I have been to the ER twice in the past two weeks for a bubbling sensation that starts at the base of my sternum and goes up my esophagus, mostly when I am sitting or lying down. On the first visit they did a complete blood workup, EKG, and x-ray, everything was no...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Did you have the same feeling during the ECG? Do you have any symptoms like dizziness, upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating and burping? The feeling that you are having may be due to acid reflux, but then you would have a burning feeling. There is a pos...  Read Full »

I have had a loss of appetite and gastrointestinal symptoms after my period. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a healthy 43-year-old woman. My height is 5 feet and 4 inches and, I weigh 135 lbs. I have been using Yaz birth control and Flonase nasal spray for over eight years. I had a DNC done 22 years back. I had a C-section and delivered a healthy baby boy 16 years ago. I had no complication...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query, and I can understand your concern. As all tests are normal, it could be gastroenteritis along with depleted intestinal flora. You are suffering from gastroenteritis, also known as stomach flu. It is an intestinal infection marked by diarrhea, cramps,...  Read Full »

I have mild pain in the left side of my chest. Is it a cardiac problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I have mild pain in the left side of the chest. I always have a feeling of having a heart attack and blockage. I am not taking any medications. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It can be a muscular spasm, or a heart problem or a gastrointestinal issue. Kindly send your laboratory reports soon to guide you further.  Read Full »

I am suffering from stomach issues for four months. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old having good health. I feel pain in the left shoulder and left foot almost every day. I often have body pain. My vitamin D level is normal, but my calcium levels are high. Sometimes, I have difficulties in the lower left side of the abdomen, but I do not have pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The answers to your queries are as follows: 1. Do you think the swelling in my mouth is related to any GI problem? It is unlikely because such swelling is mainly related to infection in the mouth or pharynx. 2. Do you think the no...  Read Full »

I am being treated for stomach TB. Can I take Enteroquinol?

Query: Hello doctor, I am undergoing treatment for stomach TB for the last one year. I take Sompraz D 20 capsule on empty stomach and Libotryp at night. Due to overeating today, I am having diarrhea and indigestion. Can I take Enteroquinol and Eelectral powder? Or would you like to suggest me any other tre...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you can take these medicines. There is no issue with these medications with your present treatment. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and with their consent take the medicines. The probable diagnosis is infectious diarrhea. In acute diarr...  Read Full »

Does stools with excessive gas indicate GI problem?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having some issues with digestion and mucus. I completed a stool screening that came back with high-fat levels in my stool (steatocrit). I started taking digestive enzymes to help with that, which has really helped shape my stools. However, it has not helped all of my issues...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the symptoms you mention indicates a problem at three levels of the gastrointestinal tract. First, fat in stools suggests a problem with absorption, which can occur in the small bowel, and pancreatic diseases. Second, excessive gases can occur due to disease of...  Read Full »

I have a soapy and metallic taste in my mouth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old woman. I am 5 feet 6 inches. I have bowel issues and constipation quite often. Lately, I feel very exhausted, have severe back aches, and a metallic and soapy taste in my mouth that will not go away. I am not sure what is going on.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your history and complaints, it seems you might have the following, depending on your additional complaints: Hemorrhoids, If you have accompanying constipation, mucus and sometimes blood in the stool, heartburn, and reflux. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) i...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from diarrhea for 24 hours. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from diarrhea for about 28 hours now. The stomach is hurting into the bladder in both sides. The leg is in pain, so I am unable to walk. There is no fever. I am unable to eat and sleep. I have a sharp and cramping pain in the stomach and back. I never had this problem befor...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have an acute gastroenteritis problem. You can take Rabeprazole 20 mg once a day for a week. Avoid gastric irritants like excess tea or coffee, excess spicy foods, smoking, and stress. Cooked oatmeal can help soothing stomach. Take ORS (oral rehydration solution) ...  Read Full »

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